DDOT Head of Streetcar, Circulator Programs Departing

Could the Circulator connect Abe Lincoln to Ben's Chili Bowl? Photo courtesy of the District Department of Transportation.

The man behind Circulator and streetcar operations is leaving. Photo courtesy of the District Department of Transportation.

The man in charge of District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Progressive Transportation Services Administration (PTSA), i.e. streetcars and Circulator, is leaving the agency at the end of August, according to a press release.

Carl Jackson–he associate director of PTSA since 2012–has been overseeing everything from the DC Streetcar to the Federal Transit Administration grants.

“I’d like thank Carl for his dedicated focus on the most important public transit initiative in DDOT history, the DC Streetcar program,” said Acting Director Matthew Brown in a press release.

Jackson’s departure comes during the city’s crunch time as it tries to launch passenger service on DC Streetcar before the end of the year. The agency did not announce whom would fill his role or what, if any, impact Jackson’s departure will have on the DC Streetcar timeline.

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